Table of Contents

  1. The Impact of Technology in a Changing World
  2. Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts
  3. Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources
  4. Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play
  5. System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management
  6. Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System
  7. Networking: Connecting Computing Devices
  8. Managing a Digital Lifestyle: Media and Ethics
  9. Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices
  • Appendix A. The History of the Personal Computer
  • Appendix B. Careers in IT